Incontri e Convegni

Disability Studies Conference - Convegno internazionale di Lancaster
 11-13 settembre 2012

Il Gruppo di ricerca GRIDS, con il dott.Angelo Marra, parteciperà al Convegno internazionale di Lancaster con un paper sui Disability Studies in Italy di cui riportiamo l’abstact:

Disability Studies in Italy: current developments and challenges
Paper presentation (D’Alessio, Marra, Medeghini, Vadalà, Valtellina)

Over the last two decades the emergence of Disability Studies in the US and the UK did not always correspond to the emergence of similar studies in Southern European countries. Such evidence is particularly visible in Italy where it does not exist (at least until today) any Disability Studies publication or academic discipline in line with the works produced by the UPIAS movement in the UK (1976) or the American Society of Disability Studies (1982). With this in mind, the paper will present a critical analysis of the early developments of Disability Studies in Italy with a focus on the historical analysis of the reasons that seem to have hindered the development of this discipline in Italy. The paper will also discuss some of the current debates concerning the different interpretations of disability and their implications for the perpetuation of forms of exclusion in Italy. Despite Italy is celebrated, and rightly so, as one of the fewer countries in the world with progressive anti-discriminatory policies (for example in education and employment sectors), forms of marginalization are still perpetuated due the way in which disability is conceptualised and the way in which society, policies and services are structured.

The paper will show the many challenges that need to be addressed in order to support a paradigmatic shift from a deficit model of disability that locates the problem within the person to a social model of disability that supports systemic changes and fights against a dominating disabling culture. Unless a shift in thinking in approaching disability is promoted and structural changes are undertaken, exclusion will still be in place even in those countries with the longest tradition of integration in education and anti-discriminatory legislation.

Alterità. Rappresentazioni, politiche e pratiche di resistenza - Convegno

ALTERITÀ: RAPPRESENTAZIONI, POLITICHE E PRATICHE DI RESISTENZA
19-20 gennaio 2012

Torino
Palazzina Luigi Einaudi – Corso Regina Margherita 60

La dialettica tra rappresentazioni, politiche e pratiche di resistenza costituisce uno dei modi possibili per indagare la società e le sue trasformazioni, uno schema interpretativo nato a cavallo tra filosofia, storia e sociologia.

Dalla corporeità, passando per le preferenze sessuali e politiche, le appartenenze individuali e collettive, le pratiche e gli stili di vita, la costruzione spaziale, politica, scientifica delle istituzioni, dei luoghi e delle realtà che hanno un significato per gli attori coinvolti: tutto questo può fornire esempi di produzione di alterità.

Il convegno si articola in tre sessioni, che corrispondono ai poli principali della dialettica:
– rappresentazioni
– politiche
– pratiche di resistenza